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Following Turmoil at For-Profit Texas Prison, Inmates to be Transferred


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Following Turmoil at For-Profit Texas Prison, Inmates to be Transferred

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

A federal prison in Texas will transfer up to 2,800 inmates to other institutions in the area in response to a two-day uprising which began Friday over the prison's living conditions and inadequate medical services.

Inmates at the for-profit Willacy County Correctional Center were reportedly cooperative with authorities during negotiations on Saturday.


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Putting powerless prisoners at the mercy of for-profit prison operators who want to suck out every dollar of profit that they can - what could possibly go wrong with that?


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ctrl_z 12 hours ago
Putting powerless prisoners at the mercy of for-profit prison operators who want to suck out every dollar of profit that they can - what could possibly go wrong with that?

Hey,

You just described Wal Mart, the nations largest employer! dragon_face

Sorry,

I'll just get my hat and coat.


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That's my hat damnit!

Hey! That's my coat too!


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Medical treatment just cuts into profits. Well, anything spent on the prisoners cuts into their profits. Of course they'll resist spending money on the prisoners. Good for the guys for protesting!


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Well dammit, all you other commenters said what I was going to say! imp

They don't even live in solid buildings -- they're just glorified tents?? That is unconscionable! anguished